KBMN is a non-profit agricultural producer group formed in 2010 with a primary purpose to coordinate statewide cattle programs to enhance Pennsylvania cattle producers’ profitability through aggregated marketing and sales of Pennsylvania beef stock. Working strategically, KBMN facilitates the collection of calves for consolidated loads, purchases and sells cattle in local and regional markets, develops instate infrastructure for increased local sales with reduced transportation costs and additional premiums, conducts competitive analysis or bidding and price discovery before the cattle leave the farm, and defines/administers protocol to optimize value and increase revenues for producers. The organization also provides financing programs, consultation on health programs, breeding and vaccination programs. To ensure an ongoing profitable market for beef producers, the network also impacts the local feedlot operators, auction barn owners, processors and consumers.
KDC is proud to see this farmer owned business succeed. KDC assisted the group in grant preparation, and previously provided them with both a feasibility study and business plan. In 2014, we plan to work with the Keystone Beef Marketing Network to further strengthen the slaughter capacity in PA.
For a complete list of Value-Added Producer Grant award recipients selected today, click here. Funding for each project is contingent upon the recipient meeting the terms of the grant agreement
By: Peggy Fogarty